Who or what is a “Good Person”?
What do you mean when you tell someone you’re a good person? Or “She’s a good person”?
What is it that a good person does that makes them good? Are they religious?
Do “Good People” do “Christian” sorts of things? Then what about people who are “Christian” only by checking a box on the census form? Their faith is in words only and while they lead a good life there is nothing of religious distinction to show for it? So what about non-religious or non-Christian “Good People”? Who are they?
Who determines whether you’re good or not? Isn’t it a self appointed title? Therefore it’s an opinion “I didn’t do anything I think is bad so I’m good”. But what is a good person anyway? Are they someone who just doesn’t commit any of the major crimes? They just keep their nose clean?
Is being a good person too average? Aren’t most people “Good People”? Most people don’t rape, murder, or steal. If you don’t do anything aren’t you by default “Good”? Isn’t Mother Teresa as “Good” a person as Joe the plumber? She does more good things, but he doesn’t do enough bad things to be called a bad person.
Do good people have to DO good things? Do they have to feed the homeless, help orphans, and raise money for cancer research? Do they have to care about others more than their self?
What are you if you don’t care? If you just live your life in a good and positive way? Who can you claim that you are then?